Date/Time: June 14, 2013 10:05 p.m. EST
Television: YES, FSW
Starting Pitchers: Wilson(Los Angeles Angels) v Pettite(Yankees)
MLB Gambling Odds from BetDSI
Moneyline: Angels -140
The Bronx Bombers have put together an impressive first half, considering the significant injuries to several top players. Despite a lineup that lacks a hitter with a batting average over .300, the Yanks have put together timely hitting and consistent pitching to stay in the hunt.
Meanwhile, the Angels are still waiting on sluggers Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton to produce their usual Ruthian statlines while rotating starting pitchers looking for the right combination. While the Halos appeared to be on their way back to AL West supremacy after an eight game winning streak in late May, they have failed to win a series since and currently boast a 10-under, 28-38 record.
The weekend series will open with a matchup of two southpaws as Andy Pettite takes on C.J. Wilson. The aging Pettite has been consistent all season, posting a 5-3 record and a steady 3.82 ERA. Meanwhile, his opponent has been eratic, dropping five of his last six decisions since opening the season with three straight wins.
The Angels have been anything but reliable this season. Despite a lineup heavy with right handed hitters, they have not hit lefties well this season and should struggle against Pettite. Look for Wilson to throw a lot of pitches early, leaving the game up to the Angels inconsistent bullpen.
New York Yankees at LA Angels Pick: New York Yankees -120